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witness box

n. Chiefly British
A witness stand.
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witness box

or

witness stand

n
(Law) the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
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Noun1.witness box - a box enclosure for a witness when testifyingwitness box - a box enclosure for a witness when testifying
box - separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
courtroom, court - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
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Translations

witness box

, (US) witness stand
nZeugenbank f, → Zeugenstand m
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witness box

witness stand (Am) nbanco dei testimoni
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References in classic literature ?
Lady Ruth raised her veil, and looked at him from the witness box. There was the most intense silence I ever realized.
The five-judge council, led by CJP Saqib Nisar, rejected the LHC judge's plea to be summoned in the witness box to testify his affidavit.
Fellows chose not to enter the witness box or offer any evidence in his defence when the prosecution case concluded before Christmas.
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday lost out in its bid to compel a former Abia State governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, to enter into the witness box and explain his role in an alleged fraud charge initiated against him and two others at a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The officer has been in the witness box for almost a month, describing the attack in detail and taking the court through several exhibits.
MINISTERS must start thinking out of the witness box to combat the problem of court closures, according to the most senior family court judge in England and Wales.
ISLAMABAD -- The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Wednesday issued notices to senior government officials and sought their response to the question of bringing 27 Indian prosecution witnesses in the Mumbai attacks case to the witness box.
The complainant was at times in the witness box behind a blue curtain when the Co Down man sat near the families of the thenaccused in court 12 Laganside.
The trial collapsed at Teesside Crown Court after one eyewitness gave "confused and contradictory" evidence, and another was too scared to step into the witness box.
Fighting back tears and supported by a relative, Isabel said from the witness box: "Where do broken hearts go?
THE sex abuse trial of television weatherman Fred Talbot was halted yesterday when he fell into a table and injured his head as he left the witness box.